How to Level a Concrete Floor: For Vinyl Plank

Vinyl plank flooring is durable and was our top choice since we knew this room would see a great deal of foot traffic.

You can read more about the durability of vinyl planks, as well as the features and benefits of other flooring options that go over concrete in this basement flooring ideas story.

- Plastic Drop Cloth - Blue Tape - Backer Rod Foam - Gallon Bucket - Concrete Grinder Machine

Materials To Level A Concrete Floor For Vinyl Plank

How To Level A Concrete Floor For Vinyl Planks By Raising The Floor

1. Clean The Floors And Protect The Walls Clear all objects from the concrete subfloor and then vacuum it.

2. Prep Under Your Drywall To Prevent Wet Mix Leakage The foam backer rod will prevent the wet concrete mix from leaking under the drywall.

3. Prep The Concrete Floors To Accept The Self Leveling Concrete Mix The night before you grind your floors, fill a 5 gallon bucket with hot water and pour it onto concrete.

4. Grind The Floors To Prep For Adding The Floor Leveling Compound Over The Existing Concrete Husqvarna generously provided us with a fantastic machine to grind our floors.

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